Wayne State University

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Race for the Cure 2010

On Saturday, May 22, WSU Warriors participated in the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in downtown Detroit.  Last year, more than 619 WSU community members participated in the event.  This year, the Wayne Cares team swelled to 856 WSU community members.  Thanks to the amazing support and participation, Wayne State University received the following awards and accolades:

Awards Received

  • Largest College/University Award (WSU received this award consecutively from 2004-2007 and again last year for the 2009 event)
  • Detroit Pistons “Pretty in Pink” Award (greatest number of survivors on a team)
  • “Dough Getters” Award (team with the greatest proportional increase in membership)

Top Runners

Additionally, the top three male runners and the top female runner were Wayne Cares team members:

Men
Matt Fecht 26 Warren 15:14
Kevin Debear 20 Detroit 15:22
Alex Townsend 20 Detroit 15:40
Women
Lauren Kessler 21 Detroit 18:15

2010 Race for the Cure pictures

Funds raised from the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® are granted to local and national programs that support Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.  The Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure organization has awarded a grant of $784,731 to Robert Burack of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to expand the Wayne County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, which provides free breast screening and covers biopsy fees for uninsured women in the county. The expansion will screen another 600 women.